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发布于 2023-04-23  137 次阅读


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The author has spent over thirty years living in a town called Congjiang by the banks of the Douliu River. Though they have now moved away, the author still feels a strong bond with their hometown. One way they stay connected is through their memories of the arduous journey it took to get there. When they first left to work in Congjiang, there was no direct route - they would have to spend up to three days travelling through other towns to reach their destination. Catching a bus to Tianzhu, then transferring to another bus to get to Jinping for the night, a third bus to Liping, and finally a fourth bus to Congjiang. The limited schedule of the buses, bad conditions and the crowds of people made the journey long and difficult. The author describes a tough and bumpy first trip that began with a walk of over an hour to catch a bus that smelled of pickled cabbage. Over the years, they have continued to make the journey every year, often taking a different route to get there that was no easier. But since the construction of the Liuzhou to Liupanshui highway, the journey now takes only two hours and has made their hometown feel closer than ever.

我在都柳江边的从江生活三十多年了,已是他乡变家乡。然而故乡依旧在。维系故乡与我的,除了日渐老去的父母和故人,还有一条漫漫故乡路。如今,似乎故乡并不遥远,从江回老家天柱,现在车行路程不超过二百公里,时间不到两小时。可是,从离家到从江工作后来的二十年间,每次回家,故乡之路却是异常的艰难和漫长,通常一趟耗时三天。

老家那时没有车直达现在生活的从江小城,途中要在锦屏和黎平各住一晚。从老家出发,要在半道搭乘天柱开往锦屏的班车,然后转乘锦屏到黎平的车,再从黎平到从江。那时客车的班次很少,车况路况差,乘车的人多,要赶上一趟车不容易。路上的辛苦难以尽言。

第一次离家去往从江小城上班的那天,我早早起了床,在父亲的护送下,披星戴月,沿着曲窄的泥土路,步行一个多小时,来到一个叫凸洞的地方等从天柱县城开往锦屏的班车。父亲送我到候车点后,把我托给在林业站上班的一个熟人,就回家打谷子去了。早晨七点从县城发出来的车十点过钟才到,好在父亲的熟人和司机认识,把我硬塞进了车里,车箱里极像酸菜坛,味道很浓。车子一路摇晃,几十公里路程,硬是摇晃到下午三点过钟才到锦屏。我去排队买好次日去黎平的车票,第二天到黎平刚好还赶上去从江的班车,抵达从江时已是万家灯火。

从那以后的几十年间,每年一次连续几天的颠簸就成了我和故乡、和亲人团聚的唯一纽带。

后来,我也知道了另一条回故乡的路。

那年冬天,又到放假回老家的日子。天降大雪,连续几天,车站关门。我和十数人搭乘了一只人牛混装的破机帆船,到老堡去坐火车。从老堡乘火车到湖南会同,再坐班车到天柱。那一次四天四夜才到家。

结婚后的第三年,女儿还不到两岁,腊月二十几了,天阴阴的。前一天,我去车站买了第二天回老家的车票。

第二天,天还没亮,我打开窗子一看,不知昨晚什么时候下起了雪,把路面铺盖了一层白色。我虽忐忑,还是挑着两个编织袋,让妻子背着不满两周岁的女儿,踏在那薄薄的积雪上,每走一步,都发出“咯吱哈吱”声,我心里一阵阵发颤。

来到车站,驾驶员似乎理解我这归心似箭的游子,正在给车轮胎上防滑链。

车子碾着积雪,缓缓前进。整车人,没人敢大声喧哗,也无心观赏外面的雪景。

原本四小时的车程,走了个两头黑,我和妻子下车时,站在路边的父母,已成了雪人。见到车子停后,父亲乐呵呵接过我的东西,母亲笑盈盈忙把背转到妻子面前,去背她的孙女,口中连说“到了就好,到了就好”。父母的笑声把我那咸咸的眼泪推进了心底。刚进家,隔壁的伯父也还在等我们吃饭,和我见面后的第一句话就是:“这样大的雪,来干什么,回家,什么时候不能来?”说完后落下了几滴老泪。

大伯参加过抗美援朝,还是汽车兵,他清楚,他的多少战友,在那严寒的冬天,把生命留在异国。听了大伯的话,回想车子一路颠簸,这次回家让我后怕。

“一桥飞架南北,天堑变通途。”2015年,黎洛高速、三黎高速相继通车,故乡的距离一下子拉近了许多,故乡路变得越来越通畅,越来越快捷,乘班车或者自驾,一个单程两个小时就能到了。

现在,我与故乡“天涯若比邻”。

单推芙兰朵露
最后更新于 2023-04-23